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Good Writing, Bad Writing, And Everything In Between

One of the things that used to come up a lot in my English classes were the “Fifty Shades of Grey” books, and the “Twilight” series. In class one time when we were talking about it my professor said, “How is it, that bad writing can become so popular, and the good stuff does not?”… Read More Good Writing, Bad Writing, And Everything In Between

Divorce

What Getting Divorced Taught Me

One of the things that I regret doing when I was going through my divorce was taking advice from everyone.  This is what happened: My divorce was dramatic. That was mostly my fault, as I chose to share it with more people than I probably should have.  It didn’t help that the papers were served… Read More What Getting Divorced Taught Me

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Playing the Waiting Game

Have you ever had a day, when you knew you were going to get some type of life changing news? That’s me today; waiting for the phone to ring, waiting for the life changing news. I have things to do and places to go but I’m afraid if I step away from my phone for… Read More Playing the Waiting Game

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Death of A Smalltown Cafe

For 3 years, my son Z and I went for breakfast every other week at this little cafe down the road from our house. I loved this place because we would walk in and everyone would greet us. The waitress would bring us our beverages. The cook already had our orders in before we even… Read More Death of A Smalltown Cafe

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While I’ve Been Away

So the other day I was thinking about how things are finally getting better for me. For one thing, I graduated from college three weeks ago. Considering that I started in 1991, the fact that I finally finished is no small feat for me. Seriously. I am so proud of myself and I am not… Read More While I’ve Been Away

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How I Became a Licensed Driver

This semester I am taking a class I have literally been waiting my entire life to take: my first creative writing class since I sat in Mrs. Dulgar’s writing class in my senior year of high school. Anyways, the class is non-fiction writing.  (Non-fiction writing=true stories). How cool is it to take a class where… Read More How I Became a Licensed Driver

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Here’s A Story

Yesterday one of my coworkers told me that our former boss had stopped by with some great news: Her book was finally published! And, we could buy it on Amazon.com for only $17.99! A few months ago, she (my then boss) and I were talking and she told me that she was in the final… Read More Here’s A Story

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The Truth About English Majors

It might surprise you to know that not every English major wants to be a teacher. I know, because I am an English major, and I have never had any intentions of teaching. Even when I was a Spanish major, I didn’t think I would be a teacher.  I don’t like talking in front of… Read More The Truth About English Majors

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Thoughts on The Fourth Day of The Year

For many years I swore that the year I was currently experiencing was the “worst” ever. Bad things kept happening, and despite the fact that I would wish the badness of the year away, things only seemed to get worse with the change of the new year. At a certain point every year seemed to… Read More Thoughts on The Fourth Day of The Year

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Day 27: My Post on Gratefulness

So because it’s Thanksgiving I figure I should write about things I am grateful for. Of course, I am grateful for a lot of things.  Always number one on my list is my children. They have changed me and my life in more ways than I can count. My parents. When I knew I was… Read More Day 27: My Post on Gratefulness